Monday, September 10, 2012

► ANGOLA: TAAG to resume flights to Soyo with Dundo to come following opening of upgraded airports.

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After a 3 year hiatus due to USD43million renovation works which resulted in the completion of a 30m x 2'090m long runway and a 2 storey terminal covering over 5'000 square metres, Angolan national carrier Transportes Aéreos Angolanos better known as TAAG (DT), is beginning 29 October, set to return to Soyo in northern Zaire Province, Angola.

A triangle flight routed Luanda - Mbanza Congo - Soyo - Cabinda is also scheduled to operate within the next week or so, but no schedule has been logged as yet.

TAAG Angola's Domestic Network
TAAG Angola's Domestic Network
TAAG Angolan Airlines: Luanda, Angola - Soyo, Angola
-Effective 29 October 2012
  • DT126 LAD 0610 - 0707 SZA 73G | 136
  • DT127 SZA 0745 - 0840 LAD 73G | 136
Source [Amadeus]

Meanwhile, following its USD43million facelift, Dundo Airport, in northeastern Lunda-Norte province near the border with The Democratic Republic of the Congo, is also awaiting service from TAAG.

Featuring new check-in counters, four embarkation/disembarkation gates, immigration, a new control tower fully equipped with communication systems and a luggage hall, Dondo is the latest airport to be opened in Angola as part of the Government's efforts at rehabilitating decrepit infrastructure in addition to "correcting some regional asymmetries and to reinforce national cohesion."